Mother Jones Radio 05-06-26: Media and the Iraq War
Topics Mother Jones
, Tim Robbins
, Green Zone
, Downing Street
What role should the media play in the Iraq war? Tim Robbins, star of "The Shawshank Redemption" and "Mystic River", wrote and produced "Embedded Live", a satirical look at our prime-time war. It examines the accuracy of the media's reporting as a result of embedding journalists. We also talk with 24-year-old David Enders, an independent, un-embedded journalist who moved to Iraq two years ago to start the first post-invasion English-language news outlet in Iraq. He covers the war as it's experienced by ordinary Iraqis outside the tightly-controlled Green Zone. Plus, comedian Will Durst jokes that the Downing Street memo, which confirms that George W. Bush lied to Americans about his reasons for war, is making Bush "as popular as a salt lick in a banana slug singles bar."